Translation of "long" - English-Portuguese dictionary


adjective uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

A1 having a large distance from one end to the other

longo, comprido
long hair
long legs
a long dress
→ Opposite short

A1 continuing for a large amount of time

a long movie
→ Opposite short
a long time

A1 a large amount of time

muito tempo
I waited for a long time.
A long time passed without anything happenning.

A2 describes a piece of writing that has a lot of pages or words

longo, comprido
a long book

used when asking for or giving information about the distance or time of something

de comprimento
It’s about three metres long.
The concert was three hours long.
How long was the skirt?
How long is the movie?
be long in the tooth

to be old, often too old to do something

ser muito velho
He’s a bit long in the tooth to be wearing jeans, don’t you think?
adverb uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

A2 for a long time

por muito tempo
Did you have to wait long for the train?
as long as

B1 used when you are talking about something that must happen before something else can happen

contanto que
You can play football as long as you do your homework first.
no longer

B1 in the past but not now

não mais
The school is no longer used.
before (very/too) long


em breve, daqui a pouco
They’ll be home before very long.
noun [ no plural ] uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/

a large amount of time

muito tempo
She won’t be away for long.
verb uk /lɒŋ/ us /lɔŋ/ formal

to want something very much

She longed to see him again.
I’m longing for some sun.

(Translation of “long” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)